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Monday, September 25, 2017

Quality Improvement Officer Job at Uganda Episcopal Conference ( UEC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Quality Improvement Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda Episcopal Conference ( UEC )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 3rd October 2017 at 5.00pm

Duty Station:
Masaka Region

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Job details:
The Uganda Episcopal Conference ( UEC ) is the Assembly of the Catholic hierarchy in Uganda, through which Bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry. UEC has received a subgrant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the “Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control program" in the Masaka Region. Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC will co-ordinate and support the programming and implementation of accelerated HIV epidemic control in PNFP health facilities accredited to the Uganda Catholic, Moslem and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.
UEC therefore seeks to recruit suitable candidates for the following position in the UCMB Masaka Region Project Office located in Masaka District;
Title: Quality Improvement Officer
Job Summary:
The Officer is responsible for rolling and out and strengthening quality improvement strategies at supported PNFP facilities aimed at improving the quality of care and adhering to the set standards to optimize program impact.
  • Coach/train PNFP facility staffs on QI methods to reflect performance vis a vis the targets,
  • Support the participating districts to conduct regular performance evaluation and supportive supervision of facilities following standard procedures.
  •  Support formation of quality improvement committees
  • Coordinate regular review meetings on QI and learning ‘ sessions on QI.
  •  Support formation of functional QI teams at facility levels.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of QI projects and support facilities to present successful protects at Regional and national QI conferences.
  •  Support the DHT in training and mentorship of staff on service guidelines and standard operating procedures
  • Work with district consortium partners to conduct regular data review meetings at the district and facility levels
  • Support the DHT to conduct regular performance evaluation and supportive supervision of facilities following standard procedures.
  • Work with M & E, HIS officers, records assistants to input data into the quality and safety improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in conducting patient satisfaction surveys.
  •  Provide strategic leadership in utilizing data for program quality improvement
Qualifications and job specifications
  • Bachelors‘ degree in Biostatistics/Statistics/Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Post graduate qualification in Health services Management, Public health, Monitoring & Evaluation or related discipline
  • 3 years‘ experience in QI activities in donor funded programs
  • Knowledgeable in MoH and National M&E and quality improvement frameworks.
  •  Experience with QI tools, (HMIS, OpenMRS, DHlS2 or HIBRID Information Systems)
  • Knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators will be an added advantage,
Key personal competencies
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • A good Team Leader
  • Willingness to work in a rural area, under minimal supervision
  •  Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
Job application procedure
Qualified and interested individuals should submit their applications and resume together with three reference letters from previous employers to the Office of the Secretary General- Uganda Catholic Secretariat Nsambya Hill, 672 Hanlon Road not later than 3rd October 2017 at 5.00pm.